Profiles in Medical Power – LT Kristofer Ceredon

LT Kristofer Ceredon

General Dentist

PEOPLE

LT Ceredon earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  After joining the Navy, he successfully completed a 12-month residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Naval Dental Clinic Norfolk.

PLATFORMS

LT Ceredon is assigned to Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth and serves in the Dental Department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.  He is also a member of Expeditionary Medical Unit 10A and volunteered to be the Triage Officer for Expeditionary Medical Facility Juliet.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 2, 2016) Lt. Kristofer Ceredon performs a dental cleaning on a Sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Joe Boggio/ Released)

PERFORMANCE

LT Ceredon is a primary driver of the outstanding Dental Readiness at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.  He produces high quality work with exceptional chairside manner delivering the best dental care the Navy has to offer.  He recently earned two additional non-core surgical privileges to support the periodontics department and mentors five General Practice Residents, all while remaining full-time in patient care.  He also supported the SECNAV’s strategic initiative by serving as a mediator in five Diversity and Inclusion sessions.

LT Ceredon speaks with a patient at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

POWER

LT Ceredon projects medical power by directly contributing to Dental Readiness.  He performs the most dental exams amongst his colleagues and actively seeks out operative procedures to convert Sailors and Marines to a “deployable” status.  His efforts directly contributed to a 98% platform readiness for USNS COMFORT, USS Iwo Jima, and USS Bataan.